6/11/11 – Governor Scott Walker signed a bill into law Friday at the Quad Graphics plant in Lomira. The legislation increases the number of enterprise zones the Department of Commerce may designate from 12 to 20. Enterprise zones are used to attract and retain businesses by offering tax incentives to firms that locate within the zones. In addition to creating eight more enterprise zones, the law requires that at least three zones be in rural areas with populations fewer than 5,000 people, and at least two zones must be in areas with populations greater than 5,000 but no more than 30,000 people. Walker calls it another important step in the process of allowing the private sector to create a quarter million jobs by 2015. He says by nearly doubling the amount of enterprise zones in Wisconsin we will make our state more attractive to potential employers who are looking to relocate to a more pro-business, pro-jobs environment.